'Desus & Mero' ends after 4 seasons on Showtime, hosts pursuing separate endeavors


That's a wrap for "Desus & Mero" on Showtime!

On Monday, the network confirmed speculation that hosts Desus Nice, real name Daniel Baker, and The Kid Mero, real name Joel Martinez, would not return for another season.

"Bodega Hive: The illustrious @desusnice and @THEKIDMERO will be pursuing separate creative endeavors moving forward," the show's Twitter account announced. "#DESUSandMERO will not be returning to SHOWTIME. It's been a good run, fam."

In response, Desus wrote on Twitter: "shouts to showtime & shouts to the hive, thanks for being part of the journey. proud of the show my staff made every episode. Big tings soon come…."

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Mero retweeted the announcement but has yet to comment.

USA TODAY has reached out to reps for Desus and Mero.

"Desus & Mero" Season 4 has already come to a finish, Showtime told TV Line. The Bronx duo's last episode was with Derek Jeter on June 24.

Fans speculated there was a rift between the hosts after a Reddit user asked why there hasn't been an episode of their "Bodega Boys" podcast since November.


Desus later wrote on Twitter on July 15, "the hive deserved better than this ending. Reddit can slander my name but when the truth comes out…..actually just wait." In another tweet, he added, "I tried y'all."

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"Desus & Mero" initially appeared on Viceland for two seasons between 2016 and 2018, before moving to Showtime in Feb. 2019.

In addition to their show and podcast, Desus and Mero released their book "God-Level Knowledge Darts: Life Lessons from the Bronx" in September 2020. The book is filled with advice, from navigating relationships to surviving while broke.

Mero told USA TODAY at the time that delving into the book world was about giving back to their fans in a different format, and though he and Desus are good friends, they both have different lifestyles, so readers get two views on life.

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"God-Level Knowledge Darts" also touches on themes prevalent throughout the Black Lives Matter movement, including police brutality.

In their book, both Desus and Mero recount instances where they encountered law enforcement; in short, they weren't the most pleasant experiences (some of them were straight-up traumatic). Though now their fame has allowed them slight leeway (like not getting ticketed for an illegal U-turn), Desus and Mero are no less cautious around police.

"This is our lived experience," Mero said, noting that he has hope things will change for future generations. "The younger kids now, they are more politically aware and active. You see teenagers out there and protesting, and I didn't see a lot of that when I was growing up, so I feel like the next generation is more aware of what's happening. The youth gives me faith that things can change."

Contributing: Rasha Ali

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'Desus & Mero' pursuing separate endeavors, Showtime show ends